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Blaikie and Levy: What Parliament needs is some righteous anger

On June 4, 1985, amid much optimism, the McGrath Report on Reform of the House of Commons was tabled. The ensuing decades have undone many of the reforms that were adopted and today few are optimistic about the state of our parliamentary institutions. 864 more words


Controversial law that allows revocation of Canadian citizenship goes into effect

TORONTO – The Federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.

A controversial new law, first introduced last June, went into effect on Friday. 94 more words


Derek Fraser: What’s at stake in Ukraine

Lately there have been voices raised questioning Canada’s support for Ukraine, which highlights the need for an examination of what Russia’s aims are in the conflict and why the West, including Canada, has to remain engaged. 624 more words

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Tories Are Not Delivering the Smith Commission

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Addressing the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh during First Minister’s Questions, Nicola Sturgeon blasted the Westminster government for delivering far less than the ‘vow’ of the Smith Commission in the Scotland Bill. 46 more words


A short poem from last year written before the referendum on Scottish Independence.

Dark times lie ahead.

Dark times, there’s always dark times…
When the sun shines, there’s always a cloud overhead
Always issues and war in the news… 112 more words


See Where Ex-President Jonathan Will Be Retiring To (Photos)

Here’s the outgoing president’s estate in Otuoke, Bayelsa State where it is believed he will be returning to today. 33 more words